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Converting to manual trans?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by cheese7882, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Feb 11, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    cheese7882

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    I am curious to know of how difficult and costly it would be to take my '97 2wd tacoma and swap out the automatic transmission for a manual.
     
  2. Feb 11, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    BFA

    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    Why not sell it and get a manual? Unless you have a secondary vehicle I wouldn't attempt it because based on how much time you have your truck will be out of commission for a long time not to mention the money you'd put out for all the parts etc
     
  3. Feb 11, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Shoudnt be too hard. You'll need a different sized drive shaft, and the computer from a man trans truck, but it should bolt up. The hole for the shifter is alread in the floor, just patched over.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    My buddy converted his automatic Jetta to a manual.. he said it was around $4000, but the shift box is all torn spart and shit looking
     
  5. Feb 11, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I just did it to a buddys 86 Toyota for less than 250 bucks.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    BFA

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    Damn 250 is a freakin sweet deal on parts and stuff
     
  7. Feb 11, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Junk yards, and bargining are your friends.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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  9. Feb 11, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    idk why everyones option for something it to sell and buy another truck. maybe some people don't want to sell their truck to get another with something their current one doesn't have.
    You friend spent WAYYYY too much money.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Yes but I went out of my way to get exacttly what I wanted the first time so I wouldn't have to think about switching later.
     
  11. Feb 11, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    I just miss driving a manual but that thing was on its last legs and my buddy made me an offer for his tacoma that I just couldn't turn down.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    mrp192 REALLY!!

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  13. Feb 11, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    finding a tacoma w59 transmission in 2wd on the internet is proving to be difficult
     
  14. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:14 AM
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    Cool story bro.
     
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